Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October after 23 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.28% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1914".
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.
Length of current 169 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170.
Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠285.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
9 days after point of perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 2 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17.
Moon is 402 854 km (250 322 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 9 days, distance is 367 388 km (228 284 mi). Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 309 km (251 226 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 22 September 2013 at 13:48, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08.
15 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
12 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.685°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 1 day to face North declination of ∠19.599° in the next northern standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03.
After 9 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.